There are two things Sheffield is world famous for: our greenspace, and our beer.
We thought it was worth celebrating this by giving you some top places to run, walk or ride and find a proper pub to start, end, or break up your adventure. So we've put them below as combinations for you to click through and have a browse and see which ones take your fancy.
Please make sure you check access permissions on routes before you set out (not all paths allow bikes, for example). For more information on this, as well as caring for our environment and being more sustainable, please see our Outdoor Cityzens page.
At the edge of the city, this beautiful moorland (which also has a nature reserve as part of it) is home to rare butterflies, wild deer, lizards - and at the right time of year, more bilberries than you could ever put in muffins. Easily accessible from the 97 bus which runs through Sheffield centre from across the other side of the city.
A real charmer of a pub owned by Thornbridge brewery, with an open fire, great kitchen, and a cricket pitch out the back. The vast outdoor space out the back catches the evening sun perfectly, and has a great vibe on weekend, sunny evenings as you look up to Blackamoor itself.
Located to the northwest of Sheffield, the village of Low Bradfield is surrounded by four reservoirs. The closest of the four are Agden and Damflask, and the village is a great starting point for a picturesque waterside walk round one or the other – or both.
A stunning country pub situated in the heart of the beautiful village of High Bradfield, serving hearty food and drinks. With a hilltop position, the pub's outside terrace boasts one of the best beer garden views in the country, looking out across rolling countryside and the Peak District beyond.
With the River Sheaf running through it and a whole host of fantastic facilities, Millhouses Park is a really popular family spot. Not far from Ecclesall Woods on Abbeydale Road, this attractive park has a playground, cricket pitch, boating lake, skatepark, bowls green, basketball court and playing fields. Oh, and the Waggon & Horses is right next door, but if you don't fancy a pub, try Crumb Bakery across the road.
A True North brewery pub, the Waggon gives you a top notch selection of locally brewed craft ales, as well as some great pub food (including decent kids menu), coffee and cake. Ideal for a stop off, before or after a visit to Millhouses Park!
Don't worry, it's not the whole way round Sheffield... It's a 15-mile loop from the urban to the rural at the southwestern edges of the city – taking in leafy parkland, woodland streams, and pretty suburbs. Twice a year the Round Sheffield Run does it as a race too. The Norfolk Arms sits at the quarter point of the route, just beyond where the Porter Clough merges into the Mayfield Valley at Ringinglow.
The Norfolk Arms sits right at the edge of the city with great views, making it a popular place for walkers and bikers in and around the Peak District (and runners, as it's the turning point at the top of the half marathon route!). Also across the road from the pub is Lady Cannings Plantation - a mountain bikers hot spot.
Burbage is a stunning, huge long gritstone cliff edge within the city. You'll find tonnes of old millstones lying around the quarries, and lots of climbers on the crags. From the Fox House you can walk all the way along the top of it and loop back round on the path below - or head over to Higger Tor and Carl Wark. Also close to here is Surprise View.
The Fox House is the ideal base for walkers and explorers. Dating back to 1773, it's a great spot to relax, unwind, dine or grab a comfortable nights sleep, in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. There's bus stops from the city right outside it too.
Ecclesall Woods is an area of woodland in south-west Sheffield between Abbeydale Road South and Ecclesall. It covers approximately 350 acres (1.4 km2) of mature semi-natural deciduous woodland, and features Ecclesall Woods Discovery Centre with a small cafe. There are great trails for toddlers and adults alike.
Not to be confused with the Abbeydale Brewery pub with the same name (though that is another awesome pub so you wouldn't be disappointed), The Rising Sun Hotel is conveniently located right on the doorstep of Ecclesall Woods and offers hearty pub grub, great outdoor space and plenty free car parking.
Comprising parkland as well as woodland, Endcliffe Park is the first in a series of parks and green spaces known as the Porter Valley, all of which lie along the course of the Porter Brook. It's also part of the Sheffield Round Walk, and acts as the start/finish to the full 15 mile route. Being so close to Ecclesall Road, there are plenty of great pubs nearby, but The Greystones has a prime position, just a short walk from Endcliffe and adjacent Bingham Park.
Thornbridge Brewery's flagship pub in Sheffield will guarantee you great food and beer, when you need to refuel from an outdoor adventure. It's also got a strong rep as a music venue too, with the back room of The Greystones providing an intimate setting to catch blues and folk artists, slightly off the beaten track.